It has just been over a month since Apple's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus hit the shelves, and expectations for the next-generation iPhone 8 have already started.

Here are some features that fans want to see in the iPhone 8 purported to be launched in fall 2017.

Design

Apple has stuck to the same design for its iPhone in the past three years. iFans are expecting the iPhone 8 to tout a new design altogether. Apple is expected to shrink the overall size by reducing the size of the bezels; however, the screen size is estimated to be the same.

Display

Current-generation iPhones have the IPS LCD display. However, rumors point out that Apple may switch to OLED display in the iPhone 8. With OLED screen, Apple will be able to trim down the bezels by putting the Touch ID on the screen itself.

Camera

The iPhone 6 has an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera (f/2.2 lens), and iPhone 6s a 12-megapixel primary cam (f/2.2 lens). But Apple is constantly upgrading its camera. Hence, the iPhone 7 is now equipped with a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera with an aperture of f/1.8 lens.

Customers are expecting Apple to improve iPhone 8's camera even further and introduce new camera capabilities to the handset.

Currently, the dual-camera setup is available only on the iPhone 7 Plus. Fans want dual-lens setup to be available in the smaller iPhone 8 as well.

Battery Life

Battery life has become very critical in new mobile phones. Watching videos and listening to music for hours have become normal for smartphone owners to do so they consume a lot of power.

Apple claims that the iPhone 7 offers up to 2 hours longer battery life than the iPhone 6s. Customers want more and are expecting Apple to blow them away with more battery life before looking for the charging cable.

Fast Charging and Wireless Charging

Many phones offer fast charging and wireless charging to customers. However, Apple is lagging behind in the phone charging space, and customers hope that the iPhone 8 is capable of fast and wireless charging.

More Water Resistant

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are the first iPhones that are IP67 certified, which means that the handsets do not sustain damages even if they are submerged in 1 meter deep water for about 30 minutes.

Comparatively, other phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S7 are IP68 certified, which means that the phones remain safe submerged in 1.5 meter deep water for about 30 minutes.

Fans therefore want Apple to improve the water resistance of upcoming iPhones to bring the devices at par with the competition.

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